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Halep books French Open final spot against Ostapenko


This has been a magical tournament for the young Ostapenko, as she had little to no grand slam success heading into the French, and now she made her first ever grand slam final appearance on her birthday. 3 Simona Halep of Romania in the final. Should she go on to claim her maiden grand slam title, Halep will also become world No.1 for the first time. Lire la suite »

Unseeded Ostapenko stuns Halep to claim maiden grand slam title

Wow. "She' a great champion". "I knew that Kuerten also won his first title here also in 1997 (the year she was born)". Definitely showed that over the past two weeks. But few would have imagined that Ostapenko, who had lost her only French Open match before this run, would be the one to capitalize. She even received a phonecall from Latvia's president. Lire la suite »

Jimmy Butler is headed to Minnesota in draft night trade

This time, it's a three-time All-Star in his prime in Butler leaving to play for his old coach in Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota while Chicago changes its direction. They were among the youngest teams in the league last season, cast as a team that could be a force once all of their pups grew up. With their acquisition of Butler , the Wolves have an exciting core to build with. Lire la suite »

O'Mahony to captain Lions in 1st test vs. New Zealand

They're going to have to score tries and he has put some game-breakers in there. O'Mahony's ascent to the Lions' captaincy exemplified his resilience and the hard-nosed nature that seems to come from his Munster roots. Cape Town - Ben Te'o's remarkable rise through rugby union continued on Thursday when he was named to start for the Lions in the first Test against the All Blacks this weekend. Lire la suite »

Nate Diaz's former agents suing him for more than $1 million

The agency, which apparently worked for Diaz starting back in 2014, had been a big piece of Diaz's negotiations for the infamous second fight with McGregor last August, and reportedly got axed a mere few weeks before Diaz's big payday. The Ballengee Group is seeking more than $1 million in damages. Diaz allegedly fired the management group after the deal had been made, just before the rematch with Mystic Mac. Lire la suite »

Could Clippers move DeAndre Jordan?


According to ESPN , one of the teams they've discussed a trade with is the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Tyson Chandler as well as the #4 overall pick in the NBA Draft . Its been mentioned that Chris Paul was interested in the San Antonio Spurs, and would also talk to the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets. Could the Clippers start the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season without any of the "big three" players? Jordan has led the league in field goal percentage five years running ... Lire la suite »

Kings trade Pelicans' first-round pick to move down in NBA Draft


The Kings traded their 10th overall pick to the Trailblazers for the No. 15 and No. 20 picks. "We started past year and we just want to add to the talent that we have". "Going back I think I matured a ton", Jackson said. Prior to the injury , some considered Giles the top high school prospect in the country. The Kings worked Giles out and were confident in his health. Lire la suite »

Magic draft Florida State's Isaac with sixth overall pick

Jonathan Isaac , right, poses for photos with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Orlando Magic as the sixth pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. Dave Cowens was the first pick of the Boston Celtics in 1970 and George McLeod was the top pick of the Indiana Pacers in 1989. With their second pick of the first round and 25 overall, the Magic took center Anzejs Pasecniks from the Spanish pro league. Lire la suite »

USMNT: Saief's switch is approved by Federation Internationale de Football Association


Saief, who was born in Florida, represented Israel at the U-19 and U-21 levels and required the Federation Internationale de Football Association paperwork to play for the USA. One catch regarding Saief is that Gent will enter the Europa League in the third qualifying round, which begins the day after the Gold Cup final. He's an attack-minded midfielder who can play on either wing and that versatility could help him with the U.S. Lire la suite »

Instant reaction to Detroit Pistons drafting Luke Kennard


To pigeonhole Kennard as a shooter would be a crime of simplicity. As Kennard said , he couldn't stand it, but he's grateful that his father pushed him for it. It wasn't as if the schemes were beyond him or the pace of play was too fast. A few of the players in the 2015 ESPN100 (in order), include Ben Simmons, Skal Labissiere, Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown, Ivan Rabb, Caleb Swanigan and Allonzo Trier. Lire la suite »

Michael Vick's father charged in major drug takedown


Seven of the 12 charged made appearances in U.S. District Court in Norfolk on Wednesday, but Boddie remains at large, officials say. The document lists Boddie's nickname as "Vick". Boddie was named in a federal indictment along with 11 others over heroin distribution and money laundering charges. In a 2007 interview, he was described as estranged from his son. Lire la suite »

Real Madrid make contact with PSG defender Marquinhos


However, according to Brazilian outlet GloboEsporte , Jose Mourinho is not done there and has set his sights on Paris Saint-Germain star Marquinhos . They claim the offers range from the Red Devils' £61.5m bid to £35m from Barcelona . Barcelona are also among those interest in capturing the Brazilian - who has previously hinted towards a move away from the Parc de Princes - this summer. Lire la suite »

Devonta Freeman: If I stayed in SB LI, I'd be MVP


Freeman's Falcons took a 28-3 lead in the third quarter before allowing Tom Brady and the Patriots to mount the largest comeback in Super Bowl history and to pull out a 34-28 overtime victory. He also had two catches for 46 yards. Surprisingly, Falcons running back #Devonta Freeman chose to throw his coaches under the bus in a recent SiriusXM interview. Lire la suite »

Linfield and Celtic clash expected to take place on July 14


Linfield will host La Fiorita in Belfast on June 28th, and will travel to San Marino on July 4th, as they bid to book their place in the second round where Celtic are waiting. A date change has been proposed for any potential meeting of Linfield and Celtic in the Champions League Qualifiers during the Twelfth week, UTV understands. Lire la suite »

Chance the Rapper Apologizes To Dr. Dre For 'Publicly Disrespecting' Him


While Chance warned record labels not to stop him verbally in the song, a slideshow of images parodying some of the more prominent music companies out there flashed on the screen behind him. "His work with Beats, Compton Schools and artists like Kendrick Lamar , Game, Eminem, .Paak, 50 NWA and others is unmatched and how I inspire [sic] to be. Lire la suite »

How Suarez stopped Messi from joining Guardiola at Manchester City

Having, at the time, been found guilty and later handed a 21-month suspended prison sentence for tax evasion, Mundo Deportivo suggest that the 29-year-old became disenchanted with life in Catalunya and having chose to retire (albeit briefly) from worldwide football last June, Messi is said to have been ready to also leave his boyhood club. Lire la suite »

Nissan Leaf teased again… showing autonomous drive ability


ProPilot works within a single lane on the highway. THE 2018 NISSAN LEAF will offer autonomous drive ability when it launches in Europe later this year and in Australia early next year. Unlike the combustion engines that require constant adjustment to make sure the engine revolutions are at the right speed and the proper gear is being used, battery-power can simply be turned on and off, giving maximum power, acceleration and deceleration instantly. Lire la suite »

Johanna Konta crashes out in second round after defeat by Coco Vandeweghe


The world number seven looked better in the second set, with her first serve coming good at last at 6-1 1-2, and Vandeweghe's game starting to suffer from errors. "But for the moment it's very uncomfortable, and there is a question, I think, about it, because the season is still long and there is lots of big tournaments as well where I will feel more comfortable and confident on the hard court". Lire la suite »

Leeds United All But Done For Mateusz Klich


New Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen wants to sign Dutch left-back Ard Van Peppen, according to Roda JC Live . The 27-year-old has jumped between Germany and Holland several times over the last four years, representing VfL Wolfsburg and 1.FC Kaiserslautern in Germany as well as FC Twente and PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie. Lire la suite »

Scott Sinclair: 'Celtic already stronger than last season'

The law of averages suggests it will be even harder to do it for a second season in a row but Sinclair did not think it was beyond them. Because we went unbeaten past year, everyone will be coming out of the blocks quickly and will be ready to stop our unbeaten run. Lire la suite »

Golden Knights select Tomas Nosek from Red Wings in Expansion Draft


He's entering the second year of a two-year deal, and he's set to make $650,000 this season. In 11 games with the Red Wings this season, Nosek had one goal and finished minus-1. He had a strong playoff, scoring 10 goals as he helped the Griffins win the Calder Cup for the second time since 2013. The Red Wings start the season opening LCA on October 5th against the Minnesota Wild. Lire la suite »

Have total respect for Kumble as a cricketer: Kohli

The Indian cricket community were waiting for a reaction from skipper Virat Kohli on Anil Kumble's resignation as coach for the last 48 hours. After the sudden step down of Anil Kumble, fans took to social media demanding the return of MS Dhoni as captain. Lire la suite »

Hornets select guard Malik Monk with No. 11 pick in draft

Charlotte must use this offseason to address depth issues, and the draft presents the best avenue to do so. There are a plethora of intriguing talents in this year's class. Anunoby would've been a top-10 pick if he hadn't injured his knee. It hasn't happened since. The 19-year-old is a supremely athletic scorer who has the tools to grow into a point guard. Lire la suite »